For my Grandma

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by MPio13, May 22, 2017.

  1. MPio13

    MPio13 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my coop and my ladies:
    I wanted chickens in my backyard for about a year before I actually went for it. And not until I had them for a few weeks did I realize why I wanted them in the first place, it was for sentimental/nostalgic value. I grew up on my grandparents farm and having the chickens brings my childhood back and comorts me and helps relieve stress. (Goats are to come next year, for the same reason! Haha) my grandma is very proud of my small start to a farm.
    Here's my hens/coop,
     

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  2. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I started for the same reason. I'm sure I would love birds no matter what, but my grandpa always had them, and then my dad, so I don't know any different.

    My grandpa was raised on a farm and they were very, very poor. He used to joke that the only time they ate chicken, was if one of their laying hens got hit on the dirt road!!

    Btw, you've got some pretty ladies!
     
  3. ChickenCrazyCanadian

    ChickenCrazyCanadian New Egg

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    That's such a cute area for them. I like the way you created shade!
     
  4. MPio13

    MPio13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. We originally got the shade sail for our patio but didn't like how it looked on our house. I'm glad I saved it: the ladies seem to enjoy the shade.
     
  5. MPio13

    MPio13 Out Of The Brooder

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    20170524_135112.jpg 20170524_135146.jpg here are two of my Speckled Sussex
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Love the Speckles!
     
  7. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @MPio13 I got some of those shade sails at Aldi last weekend, to try over my chicken runs! How do they handle wind?
     
  8. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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    I Love that you are honoring your grandma!!!
     
  9. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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    I use tarps like the shade sails.

    It's always good to use bungies - or some kind of stretching - attachments. That helps them handle wind better and keeps them from ripping for longer.

    I also put them at an angle - high on one side and lower on the other - so that the water doesn't pool on top when it rains.
     
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  10. lastco

    lastco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Leahs Mom The ones I bought came with springs! I was pretty excited about it. Lol. They were quite cheap, so I really wasn't expecting hardware, and they were HUGE!
     
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